Stumptown, South Slope

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Roots Cafe just replaced Caf Sutra on the Slope and already has the makings of a local hangout for the newly unemployed. Bookshelf with Eggers, Poe, and Tolkien? Check. Plush couches? Check. Menu for all-day breakfast sandwiches scrawled on a chalkboard? Check. Plus good coffee: Beans hail from Stumptown, out of Portland. [Serious Eats NY]

639A Fifth Ave., nr. 18th St., Park Slope; 205-246-2149